Professional Practice and Seminar Prim 3

Subject EDUC90489 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, On Campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 days of professional practice in a primary school including10 hours seminar at the school
Total Time Commitment: 28 days of professional practice

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).

You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject
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Corequisites: You must take the following subject in the same study period
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Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: 100 per cent attendance is mandatory


Ms Melody Anderson


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject focuses on the Teacher Candidates’ awareness of the characteristics of knowledge, practice and professional engagement for professional accountability in teaching. The placement is focused on teaching across all curriculum areas and Candidates’ capacity to teach independently using sustained sequences of teaching with consideration for the learning needs of individual students. Teacher mentors in the school and Clinical Specialists from the university will advise and monitor the Teacher Candidate throughout the placement. The professional practice seminars will focus on the context of the school, relationships with parents and the broader community and resources for teaching. Discussions and evaluations in seminars will focus on the teacher candidates’ work and their personal achievements in teaching. Candidates will assess their development in teaching and present evidence of their learning in a reflective analysis based on the graduate standards for teaching.

On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:

  • Use a range of strategies to establish a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Establish a safe and productive learning environment with clear expectations for student behaviour
  • Independently access and manage a range of learning and teaching resources including technologies to support their teaching
  • Describe their professional practice using the standards for teaching
  • Plan and implement strategies to support their professional growth

There are 3 assessment tasks:

  • Satisfactory Professional Practice (65 per cent)
  • Development of the Professional Portfolio Artifacts (10 per cent)
  • Practicum Exhibition (25 per cent)

Teacher candidates must pass all components.

There are 3 hurdle requirements:

  • Attendance on all days of placemen;
  • Attendance at all practicum seminar sessions;
  • Submission of all Professional Portfolio Artifacts.
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify the role of assessment in teaching;
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in co-operation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have conscious personal and social values base that is evident in their teaching.
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Primary)

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